On Thursday 14 February 2008 12:04:11 pm you wrote: > On Thu, Feb 14, 2008 at 01:08:35AM -0500, Joe Demeny wrote: > [...]
> Use fdisk to find out how it sees the drive. Do fdisk ad1 > and check out what it says. Especially look to see what slices > that fdisk thinks it has. Maybe there is only an s1 active > with anything in it. That would be easiest and very common. > > Then use bsdlabel to look at what partitions are defined in any > of the slices. do ad1s1 (for slice 1, ad1d2 as well > if there is a slice 2 being used, etc) > From root, do bsdlabel ad1d1 and see what partitions are defines. > Remember that partition 'c' is not a real partition, but a label to > define the whole slice to the system (it will have a type of 'unused') > and that in most cases partition 'b' is used for swap (and will have > a type of 'swap'), though it does not have to be swap. > The other partitions; a, d, e, f, g, h, could be real partitions with > something on them. Almost certainly the 'a' partition will be root > on a bootable slice. It turns out that I mixed up my drives. I found the boot drive - it could not boot with my old custom kernel (unknown processor class...). I fell back on kernel.GENERIC, which booted - to a point. It seems to bog down when it tries to recognize the keyboard. I guess at this point my choices are: 1) build a new 4.x kernel on the new hardware 2) find a working old computer and try my boot drive. Thank you all for your help... -- Joe Demeny _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"